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Georgi, Yvonne (1903–1975)

Georgi, Yvonne (1903–1975)

German concert dancer. Born Oct 29, 1903, in Leipzig, Germany; died Jan 25, 1975, in Hanover, Germany; trained by Jacques-Dalcroze at the Wigman school in Dresden.

Toured in recitals with Harald Kreutzberg in Europe and US (1926–31), dancing in Kreutzberg's works as well as own solos; served as ballet master at German theaters including Muenster Stadtheater (c. 1924–25), opera of Gera (c. 1925–26), and Theater of City of Hanover (1926–31); immigrated to Netherlands (1938) where she founded own dance troupe; returned to Germany after WWII (c. 1951) where she served as ballet master once more in Düsseldorf (1951–54) and at Landestheater in Hanover where she also directed dance training program (1954–c. 1975); choreographed own works throughout her life starting in her early 20s. Works of choreography include Der Daemon (1925), Don Morte (1928), Kassandra (1928), Orpheus and Eurydice (1929), Le Train Bleu (c. 1931), The Creatures of Prometheus (c. 1939), Souvenir (1939), Les Animaux (1951), Die Vier Temperamente (1952) and Ruth (1959).

See also Horst Koegler, Yvonne Georgi (1963).

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